Report: Vaporware Tesla Cybertruck Deliveries Delayed Until 2023

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Just came across this........

By John Goreham G+ Sep 17 2021 - 9:49am
Report: Vaporware Tesla Cybertruck Deliveries Delayed Until 2023

A leading electric vehicle advocacy publication cites un-named sources as saying the imaginary Tesla Cybertruck won’t be delivered until 2023.


It was November of 2019, nearly two years ago, that Tesla held its launch event for the imaginary Cybertruck. Chief public relations officer for the company, Elon Musk, was the ringmaster. A cadre of minions dressed in black and wearing boots and long black jackets (in sunny California, indoors) was on hand to help demonstrate the awesomeness of this latest Tesla vehicle. What looked like a guillotine was on stage, and the highlight of the event was the chief minion throwing things at the Cybertruck to show off the bulletproof windows, which promptly shattered. It was all so promising, sad, and weird. Why the event was not held at Burning Man is the only real question.

When Was Cybertruck Launched?
The truck shown on stage in 2019 was a prototype, or mock-up, or possibly a hologram, and had not come from a production plant dedicated to the model. Wide-eyed lamestream media journalists and Tesla’s advocacy media partners covered the event as if it were a real launch for a real product. The implied promise was that this was a consumer product that could be purchased. Except it wasn’t. And still isn’t.

One top Tesla news publication, Elektrek, recently updated Cybertruck fans and investors by revealing that the Cybertruck may not be for sale to the general public for quite a while. The publication cites un-named sources to whom it spoke as having been on a call directly with Tesla’s production manager Elon Musk. According to this loose chain of sources, the current Cybertruck won’t see volume production “...until late 2023.”

Interestingly, Elektrek covered the delayed production of the Cybertruck multiple times thus far in 2021. Here are some links:
January Elektrek Cybertruck Delay Story
July Elektrek Cybertruck Delay Story
August Elektrek Cybertruck Delay Story
September Elektrek Cybertruck Delay Story
Clearly, someone wants to carefully manage the news that Tesla's Cybrtruck has been delayed.

Tesla Cybertruck Delay Sources
We don’t know how to verify Elektrek’s claims that the Cybertruck is delayed since the publication's sources are not named. Tesla’s abandoned PR contact numbers and emails are no help. However, Elektrek’s owners and writers are investors in the company they report on according to the site's "About" section, so we are confident the publication carefully checks out its facts on the products its employees hold a financial stake in.

When Will Cybertruck Really Be Available?
Nobody is certain when Cybertruck product will begin. The usual way of gleaning tidbits of info from this public company, tweeting towards its leader, has not worked well. So, if the information reported is correct, Cybertruck reservation holders who have been picking out things like solar tonneau covers and camper accessories will have to wait at least until 2023 to install their gadgets. Or, if the demand is still high for all things electric by then, possibly not until 2024. Five calendar years after the product's launch event hosted by a public company.

John Goreham is a long-time New England Motor Press Association member and recovering engineer. John's interest in EVs goes back to 1990 when he designed the thermal control system for an EV battery as part of an academic team. After earning his mechanical engineering degree, John completed a marketing program at Northeastern University and worked with automotive component manufacturers, in the semiconductor industry, and in biotech. In addition to Torque News, John's work has appeared in print in dozens of American news outlets and he provides reviews to many vehicle shopping sites. You can follow John on TikTok @ToknCars, on Twitter, and view his credentials at Linkedin

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What a terrible article.
It doesn't add anything, it goes on an ad hominem tangent against electrek, and the last sentence doesn't even have a verb.

-Crissa
some FUD is needed for the short sellers with the end of this quarter drawing near - that's the origin of the article for sure.
 

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The publication cites un-named sources to whom it spoke as having been on a call directly with Tesla’s production manager Elon Musk. According to this loose chain of sources, the current Cybertruck won’t see volume production “...until late 2023.”
This whole article can be boiled down to this one sentence that makes the title a lie.

"Volume Production" is not the same as zero production or zero deliveries.

I don't think many people outside Tesla know exactly what that phrase means.
 

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This writer needs a hug, or maybe an enema. Wow, he even criticized the minions and their fashion choices. When an article goes that far off the rails, how can I take it seriously? The Chewbacca argument.
 

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Why the event was not held at Burning Man is the only real question.
Did manage to extract one bit of sanity from this.

This would actually have been the perfect place for it, except I don't think the people who go to Burning Man would have wanted a big product launch on their doorstep. From what I understand they don't want that kind of vibe at the event.
 

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“We follow the best practiced in automotive journalism. Our mission is self-funded by advertising revenues, hosted on our news website and we follow the highest ethics in our news coverage. We do make correction, provided references to our sources and provide a platform for diverse voices in our automotive news coverage.”

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“We follow the best practiced in automotive journalism. Our mission is self-funded by advertising revenues, hosted on our news website and we follow the highest ethics in our news coverage. We do make correction, provided references to our sources and provide a platform for diverse voices in our automotive news coverage.”

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Guys, apparently at least one of Elektrek’s employees is long TSLA, therefore, all information MUST be thoroughly vetted. 🙄

Also love how many times they take immature shots at Musk by referring to him using false titles…anything other than CEO.

Wait - is this the automotive version of The Onion?
 

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Guys, apparently at least one of Elektrek’s employees is long TSLA, therefore, all information MUST be thoroughly vetted. 🙄

Also love how many times they take immature shots at Musk by referring to him using false titles…anything other than CEO.

Wait - is this the automotive version of The Onion?
Maybe it's affiliated with the Washington Post.


(Bezos owns the WP FWIW)
 

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Lots of reasons the auto media hates Tesla. Not only do they not support the auto media with advertising dollars, Tesla ignores them much of the time. Tesla doesn't provide press vehicles and they don't do a ton of interviews or give the old school auto media any special treatment. It's more likely a random podcaster or vlogger will get invited to Teslas events as Torque. In fact more likely.

Look at how much early access Rivian is giving Car & Driver. These rags love that kind of early access even more than advertising dollars. While advertising dollars can be substituted, unique, exclusive content drives traffic which is what they really need.
 

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What a terrible article.
It doesn't add anything, it goes on an ad hominem tangent against electrek, and the last sentence doesn't even have a verb.

-Crissa
I can't resist .... I called it back in June 2020, on my thread here in Cybertruck Owners Club, and had a number of doubters. I would have liked to have been wrong on that prediction, but I called 2023. Tesla just wasn't keeping up with an anticipated timeline that one would expect for them to be moving at such an ultra-aggressive schedule.
 
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